Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment
The highly skilled spine surgeons at Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Mischer Neuroscience Associates perform innovative minimally invasive procedures to relieve neck and back pain. These are performed in new state-of-the-art facilities equipped with advanced tools and dynamic imaging systems. By coupling computer-assisted technology such as computer navigation and nerve monitoring with highly specialized tools and instrumentation, physicians are able to safely and effectively treat a variety of spinal conditions.
These techniques are performed without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissue, and result in smaller incisions, less scarring and pain, reduced blood loss, improved function and a much quicker recovery when compared to traditional surgical methods.
In addition to treating back and neck pain, minimally invasive spine surgery is used at Mischer Neuroscience Institute and our community locations for patients with sciatica, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, spine fractures, infection and tumors.
The Spine Center at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute leads the region in minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery volumes and quality outcomes.
Neck and Spine Regions
In medical terminology, the spine is divided into regions that correspond to their position along the vertebrae in the backbone. These sections are:
- Cervical vertebrae in the neck (C1-C7)
- Thoracic vertebrae in the chest-level or upper back segment (T1-T12)
- Lumbar vertebrae in the lower back (L1-L5)
- Sacral vertebrae in the pelvic region (S1-S5)
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Specialists
Daniel Kim, M.D.
- Fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon who is an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery, both endoscopic and robotic; peripheral nerve surgery; and complex spinal reconstruction
- Serves as Director of the Reconstructive Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School
- Dr. Kim has won numerous awards and honors, authored hundreds of papers and published 17 surgical textbooks
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